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Gunmen Murder First ICE Agent In Mexico

From a not conclusion jumping Reuters:

Mexico gunmen kill U.S. customs agent, wound another

By Robert Campbell Tue Feb 15, 2011

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Gunmen shot dead a U.S. customs and immigration agent and wounded another on Tuesday in Mexico, where violence between powerful drug cartels and security forces has surged.

The two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were driving north on Mexico’s main highway on official business when they were attacked in broad daylight.

It was not immediately clear why they were targeted.

Really? Is it okay if we make some guesses?

The U.S. government condemned the attack, which came just over two weeks after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Mexico’s drug cartels not to take their violent tactics across the border

Fortunately for the perps, this attack occurred on the Mexican side, so they are not in direct defiance of Ms. Napolitano’s warning. Or there would be hell to pay for sure.

They were shot in the mid-afternoon south of the city of San Luis Potosi, which is roughly half way between Mexico City and Monterrey, the country’s business capital where drug-related violence has soared over the past year.

The two agents may have been ambushed after stopping at what appeared to be a military checkpoint, said a Mexican official who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak about the case.

Mexican drug cartels have been known to set up official-looking checkpoints, and the official said security forces had no checkpoints in the area

But let’s not jump to any conclusions. (By the way, isn’t this what Muslim terrorists do in the Middle East as well?)

ICE said the two men were the first of its agents shot in the line of duty in Mexico.

If there is any evidence that drug gangs targeted the two agents, it would mark an escalation in the conflict

Of course when the evidence does come out it will be considered old news, and we won’t hear about it.

After all, we don’t won’t to whip up any hysteria that might cause a backlash.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Gunmen Murder First ICE Agent In Mexico”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    FTA – The U.S. government condemned the attack, which came just over two weeks after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Mexico’s drug cartels not to take their violent tactics across the border…

    Perhaps a strongly worded letter would get the point across.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Maybe she should get her fat @ss out in the “Free Fire” zone
    and do a first hand, face towards enemy instead of winging it
    from “in the rear with the gear” attitude.
    Things are most different when angry hot lead is thrown in “YOUR” direction.
    That……is a FACT!!


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